May 20, 2009

BEING WATCHED OVER

I'm a believer.....I believe in God....I believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that the Holy Spirit is on "the tour"

It rained the day I left on May 2nd. Was he testing my faith? I don't know...All I know is after 50 miles of rain it stopped....I've just missed some pretty intense weather. For example...my day in Death Valley...100 degrees and the following day 112 degrees. My day in Flagstaff..editors note..desert songbird's comment reminded me it was Laughlin, not Flagstaff.....95 degrees and the following day 102 degrees. The day we rode from Ketchum Idaho to Boise....severe thunderstorms 2 hours before we got to Boise. On the Thursday before we arrived in Portland....they had a record "low" high for that day....The day we arrived, it was a balmy 84 degrees followed by rain the day after we left. This last weekend it was 105 degrees and 5 days later when we arrive back in the valley, the temps are suppose to be in the mid 80's.

Now today while we are riding from Yreka to Burney Falls I check not only my gas gauge but also my trip odometer and figure we have enough gas to get to Burney Falls. My gas tank holds 5.0 gallons and about 38 miles from Burney, my low fuel light comes on. I calculate it comes on about 1 gallon from empty so I should have between 40 and 50 miles. I nurse it home like a NASCAR driver with a 10 second lead with 5 laps to go....

DSC_0586 not much to spare.

Today was a really nice day. We had breakfast with Gene and his wife(brother of Jeff from Oregon City who we had dinner with Sunday)...then rode to Burney Falls for a picnic and are now in Susanville for the night.

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7 comments:

Mel said...

........wow......

k. I'm envious AGAIN.

Though I am NOT envious of sitting on the back of the cycle wondering if I've gotta pull up my pant leg and find a ride to town...LOL

Bobbie said...

You sure don't take after me on the gas thing. When the car tank is half full I want to top it off. Dad is the one who goes to empty LOL the fall pictures Awesom...quite a site
Keep safe..."143"

Desert Songbird said...

First let me say, it's very unusual for it to be that hot in Flag. Usually, even in the depth of the blistering summers down here, it only gets in the 80s in Flag. Very unusual.

Secondly, you ARE watched over. You and Katherine. I have faith that you'll make it home safely. In the meantime, keep taking and posting those stunning photos.

The Teamster said...

desert storm.....Flag was a mistake...it was Laughlin that was 94 the day i was there and 102 the following day.....Flag was in the 70's....since it's at 7000 feet....

mom...i usually don't let it get that low...it was circumstance of distance between stations...

Bond said...

Most excellent pictures...

Love the falls and love the Dr. pepper shot with Katherine in the background...

Safe riding kiddies.

Sandee said...

I can so relate as I've been watched over all of my life. It's a wonderful thing.

I love the shots and I've always loved Mount Shasta.

Just have a great time. Big hug to you both. :)

dawn said...

Awesome, awesome pictures!! I love it!!

Dave is the one who lets the gas get down to minus zero. And he usually does it right before he gives me the car to drive. GRRRRRRR

Thanks for taking us on your trip, it's been so fun!